A first-year M.A. Candidate the Institute of Fine Arts, Elyse Howell intends to focus her studies on the Late Antique and Medieval periods. She is interested in material approaches to art history and hopes to explore the intersections of art, material culture, and religion. Elyse is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, earning two B.A. degrees in history and art and art history. While an undergraduate, she was awarded a research fellowship that enabled her to study museum exhibitions at collections in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and New York City. Prior to enrolling at the Institute, Elyse was employed by Phillips and Heritage Auctions.